Peak productivity can be an elusive beast, influenced as it is by a myriad of different factors. Your place of work, relationship with your colleagues, sheer scale of your workload and so much more can render you somewhat lethargic and unable to perform as well as you might, but there are a few little organisational tips you can make use of in order to improve upon your working day to a more-than-noticeable degree.

One of the most important is to keep your desk clean, tidy, and optimised to suit your working day. Keep files tucked away and off of your workspace, and be sure to keep litter to minimum. A de-cluttered desk will promote a de-cluttered mind, and you will soon notice the impact of the change. More insight can be found into how to best optimise your desk/workspace in our previous article, which can be found here.

Proper storage is a must not only for the aforementioned safekeeping of files away from your primary workspace, but also in creating an overall atmosphere that enables productivity. Storage doesn’t have to consist of bulky metal cabinets and boxes, and placing a little thought into not only function but also aesthetics will help you in creating an overall environment that is beneficial rather than detrimental to your working day. The addition of bookshelves alongside other forms of more-conventional office furniture can also provide better productivity via quick access to reference materials whilst also enhancing the visual appeal of the space.

Ensuring adequate lighting, preferably natural, is also important. We have discussed this matter in detail on multiple occasions and as such I will not go into further detail here, but you can follow the above links if you wish to gain more insight into how to properly utilise lighting within an office setting.

The final two factors to remember, which I have paired together as the two work somewhat hand-in-hand, are variety and aesthetics. Sitting in the same place and position whilst staring at the same view day-in and day-out will soon become boring and thereby hinder your productivity in the long run; to combat this you should make an effort to create a space will stimulates the mind via appealing aesthetics, interesting details and, arguably most-importantly, a decent measure of variety.

Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor as he continues to expand his horizons.
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